Monday, October 14 2013
Prepare to have your soul ripped from your body as you witness the atrocities committed against gay people in Uganda -- all in the name of religion.
Despite being aimed at younger viewers, the unnerving atmosphere of each film in this engaging and spooky British collection offers plenty of chills for adult genre fans, too.
Friday, October 11 2013
Ingrid Berdman's Charlotte is like Anita in Intermezzo, a woman who becomes so destroyed by love gone wrong that she loses the ability to show love to others, including her children.
Writer-director Don Mancini is something of a rarity in horror: a filmmaker who has willingly and enthusiastically maintained some control over the monster he created.
Thursday, October 10 2013
Linklater's filmography has branched and wandered the way the movie does, picking up tangents while still feeling like a coherent whole.
Everybody is acutely aware that there's relatively little time left. Although some moments feel celebratory, there's also a sense of near-desperation, of grasping at competition as a way to stave off mortality.
Wednesday, October 9 2013
Melville's only leading role has him riff on the film noir detective.
Switching genres isn't the cure for the third Hangover, an action film thinking it's a comedy while missing on both fronts.
Tuesday, October 8 2013
In the Flesh is a spare, haunting drama that wonders what the world might look like after the zombie apocalypse.
Day of the Dead ’s lazy attempts at sending up racism, sexism and consumerism betray the film’s obvious role as a product meant to distribute these sentiments because there was a market for them.
Under primary writers Jackson Gillis and Samuel Newman, many episodes seek an unusual angle to refresh the series' formula of Perry Mason's client being accused of murder until he unmasks the killer in court.
Monday, October 7 2013
This taut revision of Shakespeare strikes a charming balance between true modernization and screwball throwback, aided by the startlingly deep bench of actors the director's assembled over his career. Enjoy with a drink or two.
Shout at the Devil is big, bombastic, occasionally silly, often explosive and never boring fun that, quite simply, doesn’t make a whole devil of a lot of sense.
Friday, October 4 2013
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is a richly rewarding film, but you'll endure a twisty plot that delivers no clear lessons or moral uplift.
The frenetically paced director’s first five films, all made within an astonishing 18 month period. The pace continued as Fassbinder made more than 40 feature films in just over a decade.
Elderly care is big business. But what happens, and who suffers, when profit replaces dignity?
Thursday, October 3 2013
Simon Killer, which screened last winter at Sundance, draws you in with an eerie, subtle inevitability, taking its time to deliver a frightening coup-de-grace.
One of the most critically celebrated cop shows of the last decade, Southland confronted the realities of policing in a hard-to-watch final season that not even loyal fans understood at first.
Anchored by the narration of Tom Selleck, this nature series is a spectacular look at the North American ecosystem and the many characters which populate it.
Into the Dark is a flawed but interesting supernatural romance, with a nice sideline in existential crisis.